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Rose Koelbl

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Rose Marie (Sullivan) Koelbl age 65 of LaCrosse, WI, formerly of New Hampton, IA, died Monday, July 30, 2018, at the Hillview Health Care Center in LaCrosse. Celebration of Life gathering will be held 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018, in the Sun Room at the Hill View Health Care Center in LaCrosse. Interment will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City, IA. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. Services are provided by the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Rose Marie Koelbl was born February 26, 1953, in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, the daughter of Russell James Sullivan and Delores Marie (Reicherts) Sullivan Otteson. She received her education at St. Joseph Grade School in New Hampton and attended the Nashua High School. Rose worked at ORC Industries in LaCrosse, a place where she loved going to work every day. She loved all her co-workers and had the personality to create friends out of co-workers as well as her health care providers. Rose greeted everyone she met with a huge smile and made them feel welcome. She also had the amazing ability to remember names and dates. Music was a big part of Rose’s life. She loved all kinds of music and had a huge collection from the 1950’s through the present. In her free time she enjoyed cross-word puzzles and word search books. On August 7, 1999, in LaCrosse, she married Robert Vincent Koelbl. She dearly loved the time she spent with Bob. Her parting will leave an empty spot in many hearts. Survivors include her husband, Bob Koelbl of West Salem, WI; her siblings, Kathy (Brad) Eikenberry of Mesa, AZ, William (Lisa) Sullivan of Santa Maria, CA, Tom (Anita) Sullivan of Nashua, IA, Judy Nixon (Steve) of Briggs, ID, Linda (Doug) Hensley of Dike, IA; several nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Gilbert Otteson, brother-in-law, Bill Nixon; her in-laws, Robert and Agnes Koelbl.

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  1. To Roses family, I am sorry to hear of her passing. I went to school with her at St. Josephs school. I always wondered where she moved to. Always remember her as it sounds like she wanted to make people happy. You are all in my thoughts. Kathy ( Brummond ) Roethler

  2. Rose is going to be greatly missed We just went to see her on Saturday and she passed on Monday. I gave her a brown bear, and said Rosie posie. She said hi Sandy and Stan. She was awfully tired. We left and came back. She was still sleeping. I will miss you Rosie posie. RIP. Condolences to Bob and Rosie family. Sandy and Stan zastrow.

  3. I went to grade school at St. Joseph’s with Rose Marie. We had small classes so everyone knew each other. I remember Rose well – she always had a kind heart. Sorry for your loss.
    Cyndy (Mai) Weiglein

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